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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 25100-25141



25100.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in
this chapter govern the construction of this division.



25101.  "Applicant" means any person who submits an application for
certification pursuant to the provisions of this division, including,
but not limited to, any person who explores for or develops
geothermal resources.


25102.  "Application" means any request for certification of any
site and related facility filed in accordance with the procedures
established pursuant to this division. An applicant for a geothermal
powerplant and related facilities may propose more than one site and
related geothermal facilities in the same application.




25103.  "Coastal zone" means the "coastal zone" as defined in
Section 30103.


25103.3.  "Suisun Marsh" means the Suisun Marsh, as defined in
Section 29101.


25103.7.  "Jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and
Development Commission" means the area defined in Section 66610 of
the Government Code.


25104.  "Commission" means the State Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission.



25105.  "Construction" means onsite work to install permanent
equipment or structure for any facility. "Construction" does not
include any of the following:
   (a) The installation of environmental monitoring equipment.
   (b) A soil or geological investigation.
   (c) A topographical survey.
   (d) Any other study or investigation to determine the
environmental acceptability or feasibility of the use of the site for
any particular facility.
   (e) Any work to provide access to a site for any of the purposes
specified in subdivision (a), (b), (c), or (d).




25106.  "Adviser" means the administrative adviser employed by the
commission pursuant to Section 25217.



25107.  "Electric transmission line" means any electric powerline
carrying electric power from a thermal powerplant located within the
state to a point of junction with any interconnected transmission
system. "Electric transmission line" does not include any replacement
on the existing site of existing electric powerlines with electric
powerlines equivalent to such existing electric powerlines or the
placement of new or additional conductors, insulators, or accessories
related to such electric powerlines on supporting structures in
existence on the effective date of this division or certified
pursuant to this division.


25108.  "Electric utility" means any person engaged in, or
authorized to engage in, generating, transmitting, or distributing
electric power by any facilities, including, but not limited to, any
such person who is subject to the regulation of the Public Utilities
Commission.



25109.  "Energy" means work or heat that is, or may be, produced
from any fuel or source whatsoever.



25110.  "Facility" means any electric transmission line or thermal
powerplant, or both electric transmission line and thermal
powerplant, regulated according to the provisions of this division.



25111.  "Account" means the Energy Resources Programs Account.



25112.  "Member" or "member of the commission" means a member of the
State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
appointed pursuant to Section 25200.



25113.  "Notice" means the notice of intent, as further defined in
Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 25500), which shall state the
intention of an applicant to file an application for certification of
any site and related facility.


25114.  "Interested party" means any person whom the commission
finds and acknowledges as having a real and direct interest in any
proceeding or action carried on, under, or as a result of the
operation of, this division.


25115.  "Equivalent certification program" means a program, as
further defined in Section 25540.5, administered by a county and
approved by the commission, which may substitute for the site and
related facility certification procedures established pursuant to
this division.



25116.  "Person" means any person, firm, association, organization,
partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company,
or company. "Person" also includes any city, county, public district
or agency, the state or any department or agency thereof, and the
United States to the extent authorized by federal law.




25117.  "Plan" means the Emergency Load Curtailment and Energy
Distribution Plan.



25118.  "Service area" means any contiguous geographic area serviced
by the same electric utility.



25119.  "Site" means any location on which a facility is constructed
or is proposed to be constructed.



25120.  "Thermal powerplant" means any stationary or floating
electrical generating facility using any source of thermal energy,
with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any
facilities appurtenant thereto. Exploratory, development, and
production wells, resource transmission lines, and other related
facilities used in connection with a geothermal exploratory project
or a geothermal field development project are not appurtenant
facilities for the purposes of this division.
   "Thermal powerplant" does not include any wind, hydroelectric, or
solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility.



25121.  "Fuel" means petroleum, crude oil, petroleum product, coal,
natural gas, or any other substance used primarily for its energy
content.


25122.  "Gas utility" means any person engaged in, or authorized to
engage in, distributing or transporting natural gas, including, but
not limited to, any such person who is subject to the regulation of
the Public Utilities Commission.


25123.  "Modification of an existing facility" means any alteration,
replacement, or improvement of equipment that results in a
50-megawatt or more increase in the electric generating capacity of
an existing thermal powerplant or an increase of 25 percent in the
peak operating voltage or peak kilowatt capacity of an existing
electric transmission line.



25124.  "Major oil producer" means any person who produces oil in
amount determined by the commission as having a major effect on
energy supplies.


25125.  "Major natural gas producer" means any person who produces
natural gas in amounts determined by the commission as having a major
effect on energy supplies.



25126.  "Major marketer" means any person who sells natural gas or
oil in amounts determined by the commission as having a major effect
on energy supplies.


25127.  "Refiner" means any person who owns, operates, or controls
the operations of one or more refineries.



25128.  "Refinery" means any industrial plant, regardless of
capacity, processing crude oil feedstock and manufacturing oil
products.


25129.  "Foreign" means any area exclusive of the 50 states and the
District of Columbia.



25130.  "Nonresidential" building means any building which is heated
or cooled in its interior, and is of an occupancy type other than
Type H, I, or J, as defined in the Uniform Building Code, 1973
edition, as adopted by the International Conference of Building
Officials.



25131.  "Residential building" means any hotel, motel, apartment
house, lodginghouse, single- and dwelling, or other residential
building which is heated or mechanically cooled.



25132.  "Load management" means any utility program or activity that
is intended to reshape deliberately a utility's load duration curve.



25133.  "Geothermal element" means an element of a county general
plan consisting of a statement of geothermal development policies,
including a diagram or diagrams and text setting forth objectives,
principles, standards, and plan proposals, including a discussion of
environmental damages and identification of sensitive environmental
areas, including unique wildlife habitat, scenic, residential, and
recreational areas, adopted pursuant to Section 65303 of the
Government Code.



25134.  "Cogeneration" means the sequential use of energy for the
production of electrical and useful thermal energy. The sequence can
be thermal use followed by power production or the reverse, subject
to the following standards:
   (a) At least 5 percent of the cogeneration project's total annual
energy output shall be in the form of useful thermal energy.
   (b) Where useful thermal energy follows power production, the
useful annual power output plus one-half the useful annual thermal
energy output equals not less than 42.5 percent of any natural gas
and oil energy input.



25135.  "Conversion" means the processes by which residue is
converted to a more usable energy form, including, but not limited
to, combustion, anaerobic digestion, and pyrolysis, and is used for
heating, process heat applications, and electric power generation.




25136.  "Residue" means any organic matter left as residue, such as
agricultural and forestry residue, including, but not limited to,
conifer thinnings, dead and dying trees, commercial hardwood,
noncommercial hardwoods and softwoods, chaparral, burn, mill,
agricultural field, and industrial residues, and manure.



25140.  "Solar thermal powerplant" means a thermal powerplant in
which 75 percent or more of the total energy output is from solar
energy and the use of backup fuels, such as oil, natural gas, and
coal, does not, in the aggregate, exceed 25 percent of the total
energy input of the facility during any calendar year period.




25141.  "Unbranded," as applied to fuel, means gasoline and diesel
fuel sold for wholesale or retail distribution to consumers without
proprietary additives or marketing under a brand name or trademark
owned or controlled by an independent refiner or an integrated
refining and marketing company.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 25100-25141

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 25100-25141



25100.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in
this chapter govern the construction of this division.



25101.  "Applicant" means any person who submits an application for
certification pursuant to the provisions of this division, including,
but not limited to, any person who explores for or develops
geothermal resources.


25102.  "Application" means any request for certification of any
site and related facility filed in accordance with the procedures
established pursuant to this division. An applicant for a geothermal
powerplant and related facilities may propose more than one site and
related geothermal facilities in the same application.




25103.  "Coastal zone" means the "coastal zone" as defined in
Section 30103.


25103.3.  "Suisun Marsh" means the Suisun Marsh, as defined in
Section 29101.


25103.7.  "Jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and
Development Commission" means the area defined in Section 66610 of
the Government Code.


25104.  "Commission" means the State Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission.



25105.  "Construction" means onsite work to install permanent
equipment or structure for any facility. "Construction" does not
include any of the following:
   (a) The installation of environmental monitoring equipment.
   (b) A soil or geological investigation.
   (c) A topographical survey.
   (d) Any other study or investigation to determine the
environmental acceptability or feasibility of the use of the site for
any particular facility.
   (e) Any work to provide access to a site for any of the purposes
specified in subdivision (a), (b), (c), or (d).




25106.  "Adviser" means the administrative adviser employed by the
commission pursuant to Section 25217.



25107.  "Electric transmission line" means any electric powerline
carrying electric power from a thermal powerplant located within the
state to a point of junction with any interconnected transmission
system. "Electric transmission line" does not include any replacement
on the existing site of existing electric powerlines with electric
powerlines equivalent to such existing electric powerlines or the
placement of new or additional conductors, insulators, or accessories
related to such electric powerlines on supporting structures in
existence on the effective date of this division or certified
pursuant to this division.


25108.  "Electric utility" means any person engaged in, or
authorized to engage in, generating, transmitting, or distributing
electric power by any facilities, including, but not limited to, any
such person who is subject to the regulation of the Public Utilities
Commission.



25109.  "Energy" means work or heat that is, or may be, produced
from any fuel or source whatsoever.



25110.  "Facility" means any electric transmission line or thermal
powerplant, or both electric transmission line and thermal
powerplant, regulated according to the provisions of this division.



25111.  "Account" means the Energy Resources Programs Account.



25112.  "Member" or "member of the commission" means a member of the
State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
appointed pursuant to Section 25200.



25113.  "Notice" means the notice of intent, as further defined in
Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 25500), which shall state the
intention of an applicant to file an application for certification of
any site and related facility.


25114.  "Interested party" means any person whom the commission
finds and acknowledges as having a real and direct interest in any
proceeding or action carried on, under, or as a result of the
operation of, this division.


25115.  "Equivalent certification program" means a program, as
further defined in Section 25540.5, administered by a county and
approved by the commission, which may substitute for the site and
related facility certification procedures established pursuant to
this division.



25116.  "Person" means any person, firm, association, organization,
partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company,
or company. "Person" also includes any city, county, public district
or agency, the state or any department or agency thereof, and the
United States to the extent authorized by federal law.




25117.  "Plan" means the Emergency Load Curtailment and Energy
Distribution Plan.



25118.  "Service area" means any contiguous geographic area serviced
by the same electric utility.



25119.  "Site" means any location on which a facility is constructed
or is proposed to be constructed.



25120.  "Thermal powerplant" means any stationary or floating
electrical generating facility using any source of thermal energy,
with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any
facilities appurtenant thereto. Exploratory, development, and
production wells, resource transmission lines, and other related
facilities used in connection with a geothermal exploratory project
or a geothermal field development project are not appurtenant
facilities for the purposes of this division.
   "Thermal powerplant" does not include any wind, hydroelectric, or
solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility.



25121.  "Fuel" means petroleum, crude oil, petroleum product, coal,
natural gas, or any other substance used primarily for its energy
content.


25122.  "Gas utility" means any person engaged in, or authorized to
engage in, distributing or transporting natural gas, including, but
not limited to, any such person who is subject to the regulation of
the Public Utilities Commission.


25123.  "Modification of an existing facility" means any alteration,
replacement, or improvement of equipment that results in a
50-megawatt or more increase in the electric generating capacity of
an existing thermal powerplant or an increase of 25 percent in the
peak operating voltage or peak kilowatt capacity of an existing
electric transmission line.



25124.  "Major oil producer" means any person who produces oil in
amount determined by the commission as having a major effect on
energy supplies.


25125.  "Major natural gas producer" means any person who produces
natural gas in amounts determined by the commission as having a major
effect on energy supplies.



25126.  "Major marketer" means any person who sells natural gas or
oil in amounts determined by the commission as having a major effect
on energy supplies.


25127.  "Refiner" means any person who owns, operates, or controls
the operations of one or more refineries.



25128.  "Refinery" means any industrial plant, regardless of
capacity, processing crude oil feedstock and manufacturing oil
products.


25129.  "Foreign" means any area exclusive of the 50 states and the
District of Columbia.



25130.  "Nonresidential" building means any building which is heated
or cooled in its interior, and is of an occupancy type other than
Type H, I, or J, as defined in the Uniform Building Code, 1973
edition, as adopted by the International Conference of Building
Officials.



25131.  "Residential building" means any hotel, motel, apartment
house, lodginghouse, single- and dwelling, or other residential
building which is heated or mechanically cooled.



25132.  "Load management" means any utility program or activity that
is intended to reshape deliberately a utility's load duration curve.



25133.  "Geothermal element" means an element of a county general
plan consisting of a statement of geothermal development policies,
including a diagram or diagrams and text setting forth objectives,
principles, standards, and plan proposals, including a discussion of
environmental damages and identification of sensitive environmental
areas, including unique wildlife habitat, scenic, residential, and
recreational areas, adopted pursuant to Section 65303 of the
Government Code.



25134.  "Cogeneration" means the sequential use of energy for the
production of electrical and useful thermal energy. The sequence can
be thermal use followed by power production or the reverse, subject
to the following standards:
   (a) At least 5 percent of the cogeneration project's total annual
energy output shall be in the form of useful thermal energy.
   (b) Where useful thermal energy follows power production, the
useful annual power output plus one-half the useful annual thermal
energy output equals not less than 42.5 percent of any natural gas
and oil energy input.



25135.  "Conversion" means the processes by which residue is
converted to a more usable energy form, including, but not limited
to, combustion, anaerobic digestion, and pyrolysis, and is used for
heating, process heat applications, and electric power generation.




25136.  "Residue" means any organic matter left as residue, such as
agricultural and forestry residue, including, but not limited to,
conifer thinnings, dead and dying trees, commercial hardwood,
noncommercial hardwoods and softwoods, chaparral, burn, mill,
agricultural field, and industrial residues, and manure.



25140.  "Solar thermal powerplant" means a thermal powerplant in
which 75 percent or more of the total energy output is from solar
energy and the use of backup fuels, such as oil, natural gas, and
coal, does not, in the aggregate, exceed 25 percent of the total
energy input of the facility during any calendar year period.




25141.  "Unbranded," as applied to fuel, means gasoline and diesel
fuel sold for wholesale or retail distribution to consumers without
proprietary additives or marketing under a brand name or trademark
owned or controlled by an independent refiner or an integrated
refining and marketing company.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 25100-25141

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 25100-25141



25100.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in
this chapter govern the construction of this division.



25101.  "Applicant" means any person who submits an application for
certification pursuant to the provisions of this division, including,
but not limited to, any person who explores for or develops
geothermal resources.


25102.  "Application" means any request for certification of any
site and related facility filed in accordance with the procedures
established pursuant to this division. An applicant for a geothermal
powerplant and related facilities may propose more than one site and
related geothermal facilities in the same application.




25103.  "Coastal zone" means the "coastal zone" as defined in
Section 30103.


25103.3.  "Suisun Marsh" means the Suisun Marsh, as defined in
Section 29101.


25103.7.  "Jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and
Development Commission" means the area defined in Section 66610 of
the Government Code.


25104.  "Commission" means the State Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission.



25105.  "Construction" means onsite work to install permanent
equipment or structure for any facility. "Construction" does not
include any of the following:
   (a) The installation of environmental monitoring equipment.
   (b) A soil or geological investigation.
   (c) A topographical survey.
   (d) Any other study or investigation to determine the
environmental acceptability or feasibility of the use of the site for
any particular facility.
   (e) Any work to provide access to a site for any of the purposes
specified in subdivision (a), (b), (c), or (d).




25106.  "Adviser" means the administrative adviser employed by the
commission pursuant to Section 25217.



25107.  "Electric transmission line" means any electric powerline
carrying electric power from a thermal powerplant located within the
state to a point of junction with any interconnected transmission
system. "Electric transmission line" does not include any replacement
on the existing site of existing electric powerlines with electric
powerlines equivalent to such existing electric powerlines or the
placement of new or additional conductors, insulators, or accessories
related to such electric powerlines on supporting structures in
existence on the effective date of this division or certified
pursuant to this division.


25108.  "Electric utility" means any person engaged in, or
authorized to engage in, generating, transmitting, or distributing
electric power by any facilities, including, but not limited to, any
such person who is subject to the regulation of the Public Utilities
Commission.



25109.  "Energy" means work or heat that is, or may be, produced
from any fuel or source whatsoever.



25110.  "Facility" means any electric transmission line or thermal
powerplant, or both electric transmission line and thermal
powerplant, regulated according to the provisions of this division.



25111.  "Account" means the Energy Resources Programs Account.



25112.  "Member" or "member of the commission" means a member of the
State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
appointed pursuant to Section 25200.



25113.  "Notice" means the notice of intent, as further defined in
Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 25500), which shall state the
intention of an applicant to file an application for certification of
any site and related facility.


25114.  "Interested party" means any person whom the commission
finds and acknowledges as having a real and direct interest in any
proceeding or action carried on, under, or as a result of the
operation of, this division.


25115.  "Equivalent certification program" means a program, as
further defined in Section 25540.5, administered by a county and
approved by the commission, which may substitute for the site and
related facility certification procedures established pursuant to
this division.



25116.  "Person" means any person, firm, association, organization,
partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company,
or company. "Person" also includes any city, county, public district
or agency, the state or any department or agency thereof, and the
United States to the extent authorized by federal law.




25117.  "Plan" means the Emergency Load Curtailment and Energy
Distribution Plan.



25118.  "Service area" means any contiguous geographic area serviced
by the same electric utility.



25119.  "Site" means any location on which a facility is constructed
or is proposed to be constructed.



25120.  "Thermal powerplant" means any stationary or floating
electrical generating facility using any source of thermal energy,
with a generating capacity of 50 megawatts or more, and any
facilities appurtenant thereto. Exploratory, development, and
production wells, resource transmission lines, and other related
facilities used in connection with a geothermal exploratory project
or a geothermal field development project are not appurtenant
facilities for the purposes of this division.
   "Thermal powerplant" does not include any wind, hydroelectric, or
solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility.



25121.  "Fuel" means petroleum, crude oil, petroleum product, coal,
natural gas, or any other substance used primarily for its energy
content.


25122.  "Gas utility" means any person engaged in, or authorized to
engage in, distributing or transporting natural gas, including, but
not limited to, any such person who is subject to the regulation of
the Public Utilities Commission.


25123.  "Modification of an existing facility" means any alteration,
replacement, or improvement of equipment that results in a
50-megawatt or more increase in the electric generating capacity of
an existing thermal powerplant or an increase of 25 percent in the
peak operating voltage or peak kilowatt capacity of an existing
electric transmission line.



25124.  "Major oil producer" means any person who produces oil in
amount determined by the commission as having a major effect on
energy supplies.


25125.  "Major natural gas producer" means any person who produces
natural gas in amounts determined by the commission as having a major
effect on energy supplies.



25126.  "Major marketer" means any person who sells natural gas or
oil in amounts determined by the commission as having a major effect
on energy supplies.


25127.  "Refiner" means any person who owns, operates, or controls
the operations of one or more refineries.



25128.  "Refinery" means any industrial plant, regardless of
capacity, processing crude oil feedstock and manufacturing oil
products.


25129.  "Foreign" means any area exclusive of the 50 states and the
District of Columbia.



25130.  "Nonresidential" building means any building which is heated
or cooled in its interior, and is of an occupancy type other than
Type H, I, or J, as defined in the Uniform Building Code, 1973
edition, as adopted by the International Conference of Building
Officials.



25131.  "Residential building" means any hotel, motel, apartment
house, lodginghouse, single- and dwelling, or other residential
building which is heated or mechanically cooled.



25132.  "Load management" means any utility program or activity that
is intended to reshape deliberately a utility's load duration curve.



25133.  "Geothermal element" means an element of a county general
plan consisting of a statement of geothermal development policies,
including a diagram or diagrams and text setting forth objectives,
principles, standards, and plan proposals, including a discussion of
environmental damages and identification of sensitive environmental
areas, including unique wildlife habitat, scenic, residential, and
recreational areas, adopted pursuant to Section 65303 of the
Government Code.



25134.  "Cogeneration" means the sequential use of energy for the
production of electrical and useful thermal energy. The sequence can
be thermal use followed by power production or the reverse, subject
to the following standards:
   (a) At least 5 percent of the cogeneration project's total annual
energy output shall be in the form of useful thermal energy.
   (b) Where useful thermal energy follows power production, the
useful annual power output plus one-half the useful annual thermal
energy output equals not less than 42.5 percent of any natural gas
and oil energy input.



25135.  "Conversion" means the processes by which residue is
converted to a more usable energy form, including, but not limited
to, combustion, anaerobic digestion, and pyrolysis, and is used for
heating, process heat applications, and electric power generation.




25136.  "Residue" means any organic matter left as residue, such as
agricultural and forestry residue, including, but not limited to,
conifer thinnings, dead and dying trees, commercial hardwood,
noncommercial hardwoods and softwoods, chaparral, burn, mill,
agricultural field, and industrial residues, and manure.



25140.  "Solar thermal powerplant" means a thermal powerplant in
which 75 percent or more of the total energy output is from solar
energy and the use of backup fuels, such as oil, natural gas, and
coal, does not, in the aggregate, exceed 25 percent of the total
energy input of the facility during any calendar year period.




25141.  "Unbranded," as applied to fuel, means gasoline and diesel
fuel sold for wholesale or retail distribution to consumers without
proprietary additives or marketing under a brand name or trademark
owned or controlled by an independent refiner or an integrated
refining and marketing company.

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